Reproductive health of married adolescents in Gujarat, Maharashtra and Rajasthan is critical

 

Pune, May 13, 2010: Population and health experts expressed concern over the reproductive health status of married adolescents in the western states of India, and recommended that it was urgent to scale up adolescent reproductive health services, and address the issues of high fertility and early age at marriage. The experts were meeting at a regional conference titled Health, Population and Social Development - Issues of Western States – Gujarat, Maharashtra and Rajasthan organized by the Population Foundation of India here today.

 

It was pointed out that over 70 per cent of adolescent girls were suffering from moderate to